Ohio Brush Creek

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Ohio Brush Creek
Ohio Brush Creek.jpg
Ohio Brush Creek near the Ohio River from US 52
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ location~ 4 mile (6 km) south of Hillsboro
 ⁃ elevation~ 1,000 ft (300 m)[1]
 ⁃ location
Ohio River about 4 mi (6.4 km) west of Rome
 ⁃ elevation
485 ft (148 m)[2]
Basin size435 sq mi (1,130 km2)

Ohio Brush Creek is a 59.9-mile-long (96.4 km)[3] tributary of the Ohio River in southern Ohio in the United States. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 435 square miles (1,130 km2).[4] According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as "Brush Creek," "Elk Creek," and "Little Scioto River"[5]

Ohio Brush Creek rises in southeastern Highland County, and flows generally southwardly into Adams County, past the Serpent Mound, to its confluence at the Ohio River, about 4 miles (6 km) west of Rome.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Belfast quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1991.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Concord quadrangle, Ohio. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Washington D.C.: USGS, 1995.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 26, 2011
  4. ^ Map of Ohio watersheds Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ohio Brush Creek
  6. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1

Coordinates: 38°40′25″N 83°27′10″W / 38.6737°N 83.4527°W / 38.6737; -83.4527